Retirement income and assets: do pensioners have sufficient income to meet their needs?

The report is the first in a series of four reports to consider the role of income and assets in supporting retirement.

The seminar was chaired by Baroness Greengross, President of the PPI and was attended by 49 people representing a range of interests across the pensions sector.

Daniela Silcock (PPI Policy Researcher) and Chris Curry (PPI Research Director) gave an overview of the key findings from the report.  Please click here to view the report and here to view the PPI's presentation.

Sally West (Policy Manager of at Age Concern and Help the Aged) gave her perspective on the position that people find themselves in at retirement.

Alan Woods (Director of State Pensions, Older People & the Pensions Reform Division at the Department for Work and Pensions) spoke of the recent decline in pensioner poverty over the last ten years.

Tom Boardman (Director of Retirement Strategy & Innovation at Prudential) spoke about the need for new insurance products in order to meet the evolving pattern of needs in retirement.

Click here to download a write-up of the event.

The retirement income and assets series has been sponsored by Age Concern & Help the Aged (Age UK), the Association of British Insurers, The Department for Work and Pensions, the Investment Management Association, JP Morgan Asset Management and Prudential.